Floating House in Canada

I just realized that water is not a Netherlands’ specific problem, but we can find such problem and its solution in Ontario, Canada. MOS designed this floating house with vernacular approach and specific to its site condition especially the water…

Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster to Redevelop Mecca

Arab Saudi want to redesign the al-Haram mosque complex to host more than triple the current 900,000 capacity. King Abdullah has approached 18 architects including Zaha Hadid and Norman Foster to “establish a new architectural vision” for the complex and…

New BBVA Headquarters in Spanish

Bird Nest‘s architect, Herzog & de Meuron, designed the new BBVA headquarters in Spanish. According to the architect, the project sited on a desert-like place which doesn’t have quality, that’s why they propose the creation of an artificial garden laid…

Hudson Park and Boulevard by MVVA

The MVVA’s proposal of the Hudson Park and Boulevard is predicted to be the winner of the competition to design the park. The project will convert a semi-industrial area into a urban space complete with a linear park that will…

Green Residential Tower by FARO

FARO’s sustainable residential tower in Netherlands was selected by the jury as the winner of design competition for urban villas and a residential tower for the Cascade park at Almere. Designed to house 57 residences, the tower utilizing green balconies…

Dubai to Build Refrigerated Beach

The first refrigerated beach in the world will be built at the new Palazzo Versace hotel in Dubai. This luxury hotel doesn’t want the sand to burn its rich visitors. Expected to open late next year or early 2010, the…